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Is this online store legit? or is it a scam? [velobicycle.net]

Old 07-02-22, 07:08 PM
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Is this online store legit? or is it a scam? [velobicycle.net]

Has anyone used this online store before (velobicycle.net)?
They have great prices, e.g. GIANT RAPID 2 at 250 and free shipping.

However, they don't accept credit cards or paypal. They only accept bank transfers

Also, I wasn't able to find any reviews about this store on google or redd*t.
It seems like their website is hosted on Shopify (alternate domain is velobicycle.myshopify.com)

Is this a scam? too good to be true? or is it legit?
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Old 07-02-22, 07:59 PM
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Hmmmm...won't accept credit cards? Hmmmm...no reviews online? Hmmmm...the fact that Giant no longer makes a bike called the Rapid and by all accounts hasn't for 11 years? Seems totally legit to me.
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Old 07-03-22, 03:20 AM
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Won't accept any payment other than bank transfers? Almost a guarantee you'll pay and never see a product except maybe one that is fake or stolen.

There are so many established legitimate online sellers, why would anyone ever even consider a place like this?
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Old 07-03-22, 06:34 AM
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Old 07-03-22, 08:46 AM
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As I say every single time people post this silly posts if you had to ask you should already know the answer. NO NO NO AND NO! If you have to question a website for legitimacy and are already considering it a possible scam even if for some reason it might not be you wouldn't want to shop there. Go down to your local shop not only are they real you can talk with them live and in person while looking at their faces and you can figure out if it is the right place for you and if you have issues you can go back and get help from them.
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Old 07-03-22, 04:47 PM
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Originally Posted by veganbikes View Post
As I say every single time people post this silly posts if you had to ask you should already know the answer.
I don't think asking if the store is legit is the purpose of these posts. The purpose is to get more people to go look and hopefully snag more suckers than without such posts. It seems the OPs generally never return.
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Old 07-03-22, 05:12 PM
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Originally Posted by MattTheHat View Post
I don't think asking if the store is legit is the purpose of these posts. The purpose is to get more people to go look and hopefully snag more suckers than without such posts. It seems the OPs generally never return.
Great minds think alike. I just did not want to say anything.
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Couldn’t resist looking at the site. Not a clue about where in the world they are. The first customer’s feedbacks (sic) is about how much he loves taking his bike to the shop. Wherever it may be.
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Old 07-04-22, 06:45 AM
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Originally Posted by JanMM View Post
Wherever it may be.
Nigeria maybe?

Although 903 in the user name in a mobile number prefix in Russia.
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Old 07-04-22, 07:20 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Nigeria maybe?

Although 903 in the user name in a mobile number prefix in Russia.
Use the ToS Luke.

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